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Circular Economy in Tourism

TOOLS & RESOURCES

TOOLS AND RESOURCES FOR Circular Economy in Tourism

Circularity represents a strategic approach for the tourism sector, notably from the point of view of minimizing its environmental impacts, including waste and pollution as well as CO2 emissions, given the potential of a circular economy to decouple economic growth from resource use.

This repository of tools and resources aims at supporting the tourism stakeholders to advance circular economy in tourism.

You can share resources with us to be reviewed​ and curated.​ Send your resources to: oneplanetstp@unwto.org.

 

The tools and resources repository includes:

  1. Guidelines and manuals
  2. Examples of projects from the sector
  3. Examples of solutions from the sector

 

Please scroll down to see all resources.

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1. GUIDELINES and manuals

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The city of Copenhagen authorized PlanMiljø to map textile consumption, use, and management in hotels there as well as...

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A lot of initiatives are already being successfully adopted by businesses in the tourist sector, which has a significant...

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The Impulsa Balears Foundation has been tasked with developing its strategic circularity framework for the hotel industry in...

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Considering that the traditional “take-make-dispose” economic model endangers the achievement of the globally agreed...

2. Examples of projects from the industry

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The main idea of the project is to increase innovativeness of blue and green tourism companies, by integrating selected...

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An initiative is a project or innovative concept that promotes tourism's contribution to the SDGs - the circular economy in...

3. Examples of solutions from the industry

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Abu Dhabi Premier Inn has engaged with Waterscan, an expert in water treatment, to build the first water recycling system in...

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New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) has launched a grant programme for electric vehicle charging. Through the...

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San Francisco (SFO) set out to eliminate trash from landfills in 2016. The selling of water in plastic bottles or aseptic...

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The QO hotel has a self-sustaining aquarium that grows fish for food, whose waste provides an organic fertilizer for...

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Alaska Airlines launched #FillBeforeYouFly campaign to reduce the consumption of single-use plastics on flights. The...

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Hilton hotel installed an AI-powered system that is designed to minimize food wastage in restaurant kitchens from Winnow. By...

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A solution that disposes of food waste safely and cost-effectively is utilizing LFC biodigester. Onboard biodigesters can...

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The Municipality of Machu Picchu collaborates with its partners Inkaterra and AJE Group to transform food waste into biochar...

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The Maya Boutique Hotel established The Green Mobility Project to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from sustainable...

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An innovative programme to recycle wasted soap from the Geneva-based hotel chain is being launched by the Manotel Hotel Group...

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Participating with ORCA, The Cordis Hotel in Auckland launched an innovative recycling initiative uses microbes to break down...

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The "produce more and sell more" business model could become outdated due to Philips' "product-as-a-service" strategy, which...

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In a sustainable development framework, the Locally Grown Food Exchange complements the Green Supply Chains initiative by...

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In the early year 2022, Virgin Atlantic Airlines partnered with CanO Water to offer cans of water on flights. The initiative...

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Green Grown Food is developing a fungi-based material to provide a sustainable solution for packaging and reduce waste. Vegan...

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Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo offers a high-quality substitute that has been made available for customers who still choose to...

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NH Hotel Group has strengthened its signature circular economy programme, CORK2CORK, through which it provides the cork...

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A typical solution to excess food waste from Albert Heijn Supermarkets in Amsterdam is to collect all its fruits, vegetables...

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The InterContinental Paris Le Grand launched a pilot project's goal is to identify the factors that make the collection...